Friday, December 16, 2011

Here is a Christmas Card I made last night. The stamps used in this slider card are from Close to My Heart's Snowflakes stamp set , Wonderland paper, and the Close to My Heart Cricut Cartridge Art Philosophy

The card overlay is 9 1/2 inches by 4 inches patterned paper scored at 4 1/4th, 8 9/16th and 9 1/2 inches. Fold the 4 1/4th inch section up and the 15/16th inch section down over the top. Cut 3 1/2 x 4 inch piece of cardstock. Line up with the 4 1/4th inch fold leaving the 1/16th inch at top open so it folds easily. This should bring the cardstock down to leave 3/4th inch of the patterned paper still showing. Glue the top section down over the cardstock. 

 Cut 2 1/4 x 4 inch ivory (or light colored) cardstock and center over the cardstock. In this example I stamped the large snowflake and cut it in half for the right side of the slider. I stamped Winter Wonderland in both first and second generation moving the second generation just slightly to the left to give a layered effect. The snowflake that is mounted on foam tape was cut from the Art Philosophy Cricut Cartridge and then stamped with the coordinating stamp from the Snowflake Stamp Set.

The center of the slider card was made with 5 1/2 x 4 1/4 ivory cardstock. The other half of the large snowflake was glued to the left side of the slider. The same snowflake stamps in the center and the foam mounted snowflake are the same from the cover. The tab and frame were cut from the Art Philosophy Cricut Cartridge.  

Hope you enjoyed my card!! I had a lot of fun making it. If you are interested in any Close To My Heart products please visit my friend Janis Purvis at

Wednesday, December 14, 2011

Ornaments swap for Valerie on MAS

This is a set of ornaments I made for an Ornament Swap on Mini Album Scraps Ning site.  I bought clear glass ornaments and red, green and white ribbon at Walmart (I found them cheaper at other stores later). 

I removed the lid and cut strips of paper 3/4 inch x 6 inch. I used my pokey tool (I know not the real name but thats what I have always called it lol) to roll the paper tight. I found that it is easier to have something ready to lay on top of these as you roll them. It makes it easier to get the look you want if they are all still tightly rolled when you add them to the ornament ball. Otherwise you get different sizes when they unroll. Works both ways, I just liked it packed more.

Once I had several strips rolled (I think I used 10-12 rolls per ball) I placed them inside the ball quickly so that they didnt unroll too quickly. Once I had it as full as I liked I shook it gently to get them to unroll a little.

I used Glossy Accents to glue the top back on. Tip.. dont do this with too much or it will run inside your ornament! lol. Tie ribbon through the ring on the top then curl with scissors.

Your done! These are very fun and easy to make. Great for a family project.

Hope you enjoy them!